‘Pastoral Leadership’

Are You Ready for the Z’s?

The Z’s  are coming. Are you ready? Is the church ready? I’m somewhat fascinated with generational study. It’s interesting to see that generations are different in much the same way that individuals are different. For example, think about the “Builder Generation.” They returned from World War II and built the country. It even happened in […]

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A Day for Fathers

“Being a great father is like shaving. No matter how good you shaved today, you have to do it again tomorrow”–Reed Markham. “One of the biggest needs in our generation is for men to step into the lives of boys to train them, equip them, and cheer them on to grow up as they begin […]

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Tomorrow’s My Big Day!

Tomorrow is an exciting day for me. At 10 o’clock tomorrow morning I will rappel down the Capital One building in Baton Rouge. The building is the second largest in the city (only the state capitol is taller). The Capital One building is 24 floors and 308 feet. I’m looking forward to rapelling. I’ve never […]

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Hurting People Hurt People

Hurting people hurt people. As you watch people, you begin to notice a pattern. One of those patterns is that people hurt people. You and I have watched this through the years. We’ve seen it in our lives, and we’ve seen it in other people’s lives. People hurt people. They do it by their words, […]

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Pursuing God

“You can do more than pray after you have prayed; but you can never do more than pray until you have prayed”–A.J. Gordon. “God does nothing except in response to believing prayer”–John Wesley. “God shapes the world by prayer. . . . Talking to men for God is a great thing, but talking to God […]

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About Waylon

I am the senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana, a position that I have held since 1989.

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[Trials and Temptations] Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. — James 1:2-3 (NIV)